The president is ending the summer with the worst marks of his White House tenure, according to two polls released Tuesday
ABC News/Washington Post and NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls released early Tuesday show President Obama with the lowest job ratings of his tenure, leading Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll with Republican pollster Bill McInturff, to proclaim that "Obama is no longer the favorite to win re-election."
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In the ABC News/Washington Post poll, 43 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Obama is doing, while 53 percent disapprove. Obama's previous low in the ABC/Washington Post poll was 52 percent, recorded almost exactly a year ago after yet another summer slump for Obama.
In the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Obama's approval rating stands at 44 percent, while 51 percent disapprove.
Perhaps more ominously, Americans may also be souring on Obama personally. In the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, equal percentages of Americans -- 44 percent -- had positive and negative feelings toward Obama. The percentage of Americans who views Obama negatively is at an all-time high, while the percentage holding positive feelings is at its lowest point since late 2007, during the campaign.